Tsipras bids to maintain unity after heavy defeat for SYRIZA

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
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New Democracy is on course for a victory over SYRIZA of around 9.5 points, one of the biggest in the history of the European Parliament vote and a result that puts immense pressure on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and SYRIZA ahead of snap general elections next month.

Tsipras was due to speak to SYRIZA’s central committee on Monday afternoon in a bid to rally the party after it suffered a defeat that was heavier than the leftists expected (by 33.2 percent for New Democracy to 23.7 percent for SYRIZA). It had been sug...

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